As the Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) enters its 6th year of production operations, it has come time to bid adieu to the oldest parts of the system: the initial cluster, dubbed Taub, will be retired on June 1, 2017. The program will forge ahead with operations and growth as new investors come on board and others reinvest as their equipment ages out. Additionally, users can now buy only the compute time they need with Research Computing as a Service (RCaaS), or rent storage on a month-by-month basis with the Active Data Storage (ADS) service. Keep an eye out for more new options for computing and storage later this year. Watch for more information on High Throughput Computing (HTC) soon!
Dr. Maria L. Chu, Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, studies how a variety of factors alter how water moves in the watershed—affecting its quantity and quality.
Dr. Eliu Huerta Escudero and his team are extending our understanding of gravitational wave astronomy by developing new tools that detect and characterize wave sources in dense stellar environments.
Dr. Xiaohui Chen, Assistant Professor in Statistics, and his team are mining data to help neuroscientists find the mechanism that makes neurodegenerative diseases tick.
Tandy Warnow and Michael Nute are researching what makes us different from other species and from one another by producing biological sequence analyses as it relates to genetic trees. They use the Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) to study the human microbiome and add what they find to existing genetic trees.
Technology Services has a new story looking at the tiny differences in gut bacteria that may lead to large discoveries like curing autism. The Illinois Campus Cluster makes it possible for Professor Tandy Warnow and Ph.D. student Michael Nute to run complex computations to analyze billions of DNA sequences.